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Postby cynthia » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:04 am

Hi, I wanted to introduce myself with hopes to learn more about why my IVF failed and what I can do for the second attempt to receive positive results. My doctor said that my egg production was low, but we came out with two grade A embryos. However, the IVF was unsuccessful.

Does anyone know what can increase the egg production. Does accupunture truly help?

Thank you!
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Postby Sand » Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:14 am

Hi there Cynthia - Welcome to the Site and glad you decided to post. Sorry you've had the disappointment of a -ve cycle. Get hold of a copy of Zita West's book "Fertility and Conception". It's packed with useful info, and includes a section on assisted conception. A study has indicated that better eggs can be produced by simply taking a daily dose of multivitamins and minerals (make sure it's a prenatal one, that doesn't include Vit A). Obviously, also a healthy diet helps too ..!

There are varied reports on here about acupuncture .. some girls finding it useful, others not so keen. There are a couple of threads on acu on the General forum at the moment. I'll go and find them and bring them back to the top for you.

Sandra x
Me 41 yrs old - dh 49 yrs old. ttc 110 yrs.
1st cycle (ICSI)....Mar 04 -ve.
2nd cycle (ICSI)....Aug 04 -ve.
3rd cycle FET........May 05 -ve.
4th cycle (ICSI) ... Feb 06 -ve
5th cycle FET ..... Feb/Mar 11
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Postby k » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:53 am

Hi Cynthia

Im sorry your 1st IVF was unsuccessful.
Just wanted to say that I had accupuncture and do truly believe it helped me get a positive. We have male factor, so I had accupuncture to help make my uterus more receptive to an embryo. As well as weekly treatments leading up to ET, I had treatment before and after ET on the same day. I also found it helped me to relax. As Sand says, some people find it helps and some dont, so this is just my experience. I had also read about research done in Germany and USA which showed that in a trial, accupuncture increased chances of IVF working. Because you have already been through 1 cycle, the doctor's also know how your body responds to treatment, so they can also modify your drugs as necessary.
Also, although I produced 12 eggs, we only had 4 embryos, only 2 of which were suitable for transfer (None to freeze). Although I dont know the grade, Im sure they would have said if they were Grade A. So, if you are getting Grade A embryos (Doesnt matter how many - 1 is enough) then you are in with a chance of been successful.
I wish you all the best for your future treatment, you will get a lot of support here and learn a lot as well, to take into your next cycle.
Good luck!
Love Kim
Me 36 DH 33 Male factor due to chemotherapy. IVF\ICSI May 05 +ve.
Jenna Grace born 19.1.06 then natural BFP!
Nathan Alexander born 2.10.08
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